Wyck Expwy at Hillside Ave.
Gallery: Van Wyck Expwy.
Heading north from Jamaica Avenue,
we approach the next big avenue, Hillside.
Coming up on Hillside upon a rather
steep grade, the overpass appears much taller from the south
than it would be from the north. Hillside is noted for an abundance
of used car lots. The main Queens subway route, which had tunnelled
beneath Queens Blvd ever since Elmhurst, turned to run a few
blocks beneath the VW until it turns east again for its final
run under Hillside. A newer extension opened in the 1980's continues
under the expressway until Archer Avenue. The next stop for VWers
northbound is Main St./Union Tpke, although most people looking
for the eastbound Grand Central would probably alight there as
Following Hillside, the next crossing
ahead is the walkbridge at 86th Avenue. A bevy of typical 1950's
era red brick 6 story Queens apartment houses are lined up to
the right. Shot 11/6/1999.
© 1999, Jeff Saltzman. All